Tuesday, May 24, 2011

This Week's Birds......

How's the birding  been this week, folks? It's not been too bad for me. My walks to and from work as well as hanging around the birding patch has yielded some nice birds.
                                                                          
                                                                     ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET Psittacula krameri
PhotobucketWell, let's start off with some Rose-ringed Parakeets, they are in full swing now.



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CRESTED SERPENT EAGLE Spilornis cheela
PhotobucketThis juvenile Crested Serpent Eagle was a lifer, my fist bird of prey! The photos are nothing to brag about though.



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                                                                                                               ASIAN OPENBILL Anastomus oscitans
PhotobucketRice fields are being planted for the next season, so the fields being prepared attract lots of water birds, who come looking for small critters unearthed by farmers. I only managed to capture this Asian Openbill Stork.


















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                                                               Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis)

PhotobucketThis immature Oriental Magpie Robin was catching bugs on the ground by the railroad track.



















ASHY PRINIA Prinia socialis

Photobucket An Ashy Prenia and a Jerdon's Bushlark were perched on a power cable running over  a paddy field.

















 
Jerdon's Bushlark (Mirafra affinis)                                                       
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                                                                     WHITE-THROATED KINGFISHER Halcyon smyrnensis
PhotobucketThis White -throated Kingfisher was by an irrigation canal.




Well,that's about it, lets hope next week will be even better! if you have not linked up your bird posts to Wold Bird Wednesday yet,you must!

19 comments:

  1. Good Job. Nice presentation and also nice picture collection.

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  2. Fanastic sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. A lovely series...stunning birds to see.

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  4. those are beautiful. i LOVE that kingfisher!

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  5. Fantastic photos! Love the Kingfisher, and the eagle!

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  6. Wonderful - I can hardly believe that all those fantastic shots are taken on the way to your work or birds path you are checking!

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  7. Wow, awesome looking birds and photos. They are all great it is hard to pick a favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Love the Parakeet shot against the blue sky and the video. Would love to see the stork and the kingfisher once!

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  9. What an unbelievable collection you have assembled! Congratulations on your lifer. A Crested Serpent eagle is pretty special. I love your videos too but for me the White-throated kingfisher is the star of your show. Good luck to you this week on the birding trails!

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  10. Stunning! I wold be happy if this was may way to work. A beautiful set of images. The last little fellow is my favorite. Great work.

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  11. What a wonderful collection of birds you have presented so beautifully! I love the colors of the Kingfisher!

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  12. Wow, some awesome shots here. Just love how the birds are captured and presented on your site. Great work.

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  13. Wow! You did have a good week. Nice series. (hmmm...having trouble commenting here today..It will only let me choose anonymous)

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  14. That little kingfisher reminds me of a little man wearing a turquoise jacket! I'm wondering of that serpent eagle eats snakes (yuck!). Great birding photos.

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  15. Crested Serpent Eagle is a fantastic bird name!

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  16. Hello folks, Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts!:)

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  17. You have such beautiful birds in Sri Lanka!

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  18. They are all gorgeous fellows!
    Except for the Parakeet and the Kingfisher they would all be Lifers for me.
    Love that Juv Eagle!

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  19. Hi folks, Thanks a lot for your feedback!:)

    Barb,That must be how the name comes,but it appears that it's not a Crested Serpent Eagle after all,see the update on next WBW post.

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